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Route 66
Route 66
Route 66

Mini Route 66

See the solitary deserts, vibrant cities, deep canyons and high mountains – on the 8-day Route 66 Guided Motorcycle Tour. Climb on your favorite Harley, Honda or BMW and ride through the South-West on this 8-day motorcycle adventure: Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. With over one thousand miles of pure motorcycle bliss, you don't want to miss out on the ride of your life.

Date:
Thursday 25th October 2018
Location:
USA
  • Departure Dates Listed
Adult
€2999.00
Child
€2999.00
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Package Includes

Departure Dates:

  • Apr 12th, 2018
  • Apr 26th, 2018
  • May 3rd, 2018
  • May 10th, 2018
  • May 17th, 2018
  • May 30th, 2018
  • May 31st, 2018
  • Jun 14th, 2018
  • Jun 21st, 2018
  • Jul 12th, 2018
  • Aug 2nd, 2018
  • Aug 9th, 2018
  • Sep 6th, 2018
  • Sep 13th, 2018
  • Sep 27th, 2018
  • Oct 11th, 2018

 

No of touring days: 8 days
No of nights in package: 7 nights
Arriving airport:Los Angeles
Departing airport: Las Vegas

Please note you arrive back in Ireland the day after the last day of the tour.

Included:

  • Return flights from Ireland
  • All hotel accommodation
  • Late model motorcycle rental
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free fuel and oil
  • "Welcome" and "Farewell" dinners
  • Helmets for driver and passenger
  • Daily breakfast
  • Professional tour leaders
  • Support vehicle equipped with spare bike and room for additional luggage
  • All taxes, fees and environmental surcharges
  • National park entrance fees
  • Hotel parking fees
  • Discounted activities
  • One Way Transfer fees (when applicable)
  • Transportation between the hotel and the EagleRider location
  • Custom riding jacket
  • Pre-programmed GPS unit (upon request)
  • Supplemental Liability Insurance (see below)

PLEASE NOTE THAT PRICES CAN INCREASE / DECREASE SUBJECT TO CHANGES DUE TO AIR FARES, TAXES, CURRENCY FLUCTUATION, ETC.

NOT included:

  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Personal souvenirs
  • Beverages
  • Food and snacks (except welcome and farewell meals, as described)
  • Tips
  • Personal travel insurance (see below)
  • EVIP insurance (see below)

 

2 persons / 1 bike / 1 room from €2,999.00 pps+ taxes

2 persons / 2 bikes / 1 room from €3,749.00 pps + taxes

1 person / 1 bike / 1 room from €4,999.00  + taxes

Airport taxes currently €262.00 (subject to change)

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - PLEASE READ!

Insurance is a very important matter for everybody travelling by motorcycle. We feel therefore, that it is important that you clearly understand matters and set out the relevant information below.

1. Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI)

All EagleRider packages include a basic insurance for which the amount of cover varies from State to State. We strongly recommend that you give very serious consideration to taking the optional SLI as this increases your Liability Insurance Benefit up to US$1million. This insurance protects the renter against claims made by a Third Party for bodily injury and/or property damage sustained as a result of an accident. The cost of this optional cover is US$25 per day but we have included it automatically in each quotation.

Note: if you do not wish to avail of SLI, please advise us in writing and we will remove it from your costing.

2. EVIP Insurance

This policy is applicable to the motorcycle ONLY. It limits the liability of the renter:

  • in the event of any and all accidental damage to the motorcycle and its accessories.
  • the loss/theft of the vehicle provided the motorcycle was locked with all locks provided by the rental company.
  • in the event of mechanical breakdown requiring repair for more than 12 hours, the renter is provide with up to $75/day for a replacement rental + refund of daily rate.
  • covers the cost of tire repair/labour, but towing is NOT covered.
  • A Security Deposit of $300 will be taken upon collection of the motorcycle

IMPORTANT: A police report is required for all damages or accidents. All damages to rented motorcycle without a police report is considered the Renter’s fault.

3. Personal Travel Insurance

Your travel insurance policy must include repatriation to Ireland of patients by Air Ambulance or other medically approved means of transportation where it is deemed as preferable by the Medical Adviser of the Insurance Underwriters.

Please check closely the terms of cover provided by any travel insurance policy that you are offered or already hold. In our experience, most policies only provide cover for motorcycles up to 125cc which is not sufficient as most motorcycle models in use on the EagleRider tours range between 1200cc and 1800cc.

Celtic Horizon Tours will be happy to assist in obtaining quotations for suitable travel insurance cover should you require our assistance in this matter.

Note: if a person decides to travel without any travel insurance cover, they do so explicitly at their own risk, against our advice, and are deemed to absolve Celtic Horizon Tours Ltd, its employees, agents, suppliers and various affiliates of all and any responsibility and/or liability.

 


Itinerary

 

DAY 1 Los Angeles, CA - Arrival 0.0 mi / 0.0 km

Today your Wild West journey begins! Please take the shuttle bus to your Los Angeles airport hotel. You will meet your Eaglerider guides and your fellow riders in the hotel lobby to head over to Eaglerider for your bike assignment. Afterwards you'll go over information about your upcoming trip. After the meet and greet, make sure to explore L.A.’s night life in Hollywood or Santa Monica or just get a goodnight sleep and get ready for the first day’s ride tomorrow!

 

DAY 2 Los Angeles, CA – Palm Springs, CA 190.0 mi / 304.0 km

After our Welcome Breakfast the moment has come - you will get transferred to EagleRider in Los Angeles to pick-up your bike. After an orientation we head south and west to ride the winding mountain road down to Lake Elsinore. After lunch, the cool air bathes us as we wind our way up more mountainous roads into the San Bernardino National Forest, skirting the slopes of San Jacinto Mountain. Our descent into Palm Springs is spectacular, and we will enjoy our first night on the road among the Palm Trees and night life that make up this iconic town.

 

DAY 3 Palm Springs, CA – Laughlin, NV 232.0 mi / 371.2 km

Today you will get your first taste of Route 66 but first we take a loop through Joshua Tree National Park, an extraordinary park full of bizarre desert trees and fantastic rock formations. From here we descend into Twenty-Nine Palms, drop into the vastness of the Mojave Desert and our trip gets legendary appeal as we enter Historic Route 66 in at the famous Roys in Amboy. We will stay on RT 66 for the rest of the day as we cross the desert, and the state line, into Nevada, and arrive in Laughlin, where we overnight.

 

DAY 4 Laughlin, NV – Grand Canyon, AZ 245.0 mi / 392.0 km

We continue our ride on legendary Route 66 into Arizona, stop for wild animals in Oatman and ride further on to Kingman, which is considered to be “The heart of Historic Route 66”, as it’s situated in the middle of the longest remaining stretch of the old “Mother Road”. From Kingman you head for Seligman, another one of the longest surviving stretches of Route 66, which heads off in a northern loop through the Hualapai Indian Reservation. After our lunch stop in Seligman we continue our ride towards the majestic Grand Canyon; be prepared for one of the greatest sights man has ever seen!

 

DAY 5 Grand Canyon, AZ – Monument Valley (Kayenta), AZ 170.0 mi / 272.0 km

How many people in your hometown can say they woke up this morning at took a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon? Well, now you know at least one! Take advantage and book our optional helicopter excursion for breathtaking views that few will ever witness. We spend the morning at the Grand Canyon to get some fantastic views, then cruise along the South Rim for a few miles and leave Grand Canyon National Park at the East entrance. Now it’s off to the incredible Monument Valley. This is Navajo Country here - a classic Wild West landscape of stark sandstone buttes and forbidding pinnacles of rock, poking from an endless expanse of drifting red sands. Only when you arrive at Monument Valley will you come to realize how much your perception of the West has in fact been shaped by this one spot. Such scenery does exist elsewhere, of course, but nowhere is it so perfectly distilled. This evening we will be provided with the option to descend into the Valley itself and let our Navajo Guides treat us to stories of life in the heart of this spiritual wonderland.

 

DAY 6 Monument Valley (Kayenta), AZ – Bryce Canyon, UT 340.0 mi / 544.0 km

From Kayenta we will ride up to sleepy Mexican Hat, briefly a frenzied gold-mining camp, which takes its name from a riverside sandstone hoodoo – it actually looks like a south-of-the-border sombrero. We ride on past the Valley of the Gods, where much of the movie “Thelma and Louise” was filmed, and cross the Colorado River where it pours into Lake Powell. Lake Powell has 1960 miles of shoreline, which is more than the entire Pacific Coast and 96 water-filled side canyons. We ride along the southern tip of Capitol Reef National Park, across aspen-covered peaks, along the buff-colored sandstones of the Devil’s Backbone, through the Escalante Wilderness, and finally to Bryce Canyon, where we overnight. This is a day you'll never forget!

 

DAY 7 Bryce Canyon, UT – Las Vegas, NV 250.0 mi / 400.0 km

This morning there will be time to visit the amazing Bryce Canyon before we continue to Zion National Park. Besides seeing the most beautiful rock formations found anywhere on earth, you are in for a most stunning ride along the switchbacks of Zion! From Zion it is only a short ride into the neon and gambling oasis of Las Vegas. We will stay in beautiful downtown Vegas, and later tonight we will gather together for our final “Good Bye” Dinner.

 

DAY 8 Las Vegas, NV - Departure 0.0 mi / 0.0 km

We hope you enjoyed your EagleRider tour. Be sure to let us know if you would like to spend some extra time in Las Vegas or keep your EagleRider motorcycle a bit longer and we will make the arrangements for you.

 



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Web Prices

(per person)
Adult
€2,999.00
Child
€2,999.00

Extras

Travel Insurance

Adult
€0.00
Child
€0.00

Please Note:

The prices shown are subject to flight availability and are in respect of 2 pax + 1 bike sharing a twin / double room. Prices are also available on request for 2 pax + 2 bikes sharing a twin / double room, or 1 pax + 1 bike staying in a single room.

 

What to Bring

Warm Weather Riding Gear

* Mesh Riding Jacket
* Neck Cooler/ Bandana
* Hydration Pack

Cold Weather Riding Gear

* Leather Jacket
* Wind Proof Jacket
* Wind Proof Pants

Wet Weather Riding Gear

* Waterproof Jacket
* Waterproof Pants

Protective Riding Gear

* Goggles
* Sun Glasses
* Riding Boots
* Riding Gloves

 

FAQ

How many people are in a group?

We allow a maximum of 15 bikes per group. At rare occasions there can be a few more bikes but if the number exceeds 15 we may add a second tour guide on a motorcycle to the group.

Will I receive some kind of information about my tour before I arrive?

A road book for each specific tour will be sent to you via email as a pdf file; the book contains all important and necessary information about your tour, route, general information, etc.

Will there be enough photo stops on a guided tour?

While one just likes to ride and is hardly to be kept off his bike another may want to stop every five minutes to get this very special photo shot. We try to find a good average of stops to accommodate everyone's needs.

Can I book additional nights before or after the tour through Celtic Horizon Tours?

Yes, we are happy to book additional accommodation before or after the tour for you. Please be aware that once an additional reservation has been made any changes or cancellation will result in a €50 handling fee per occurrence. Reservations for additional nights must be made at time of booking.

What is the weather going to be like?

If you've all been good the weather will be too...honestly, we can never be certain; this is one factor on our tours that we still haven't been able to influence. In general you can say that during mid summer months you have a 90% chance of staying dry and hot weather on any of our tours. It'll always be a little cool along the west coast and you can always expect some rain along Route 66. Please come prepared, bring your raingear and a variety of clothing to be armed for all weather conditions.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

For your own safety we require you to wear a helmet at all times when you ride a motorcycle.

Do all bikes have a windshield?

The only models that are equipped with a windshield are Electra GlideRoad Glide,Road King and Heritage SoftailGoldwing, and BMW. Especially during mid summer you will face very hot temperatures on your rides. A windshield will not only hold off dust and stones but also keep away direct hot air to your body